Fawn McKay Brodie And Joseph Smith: A 60th Anniversary Retrospective This session, consisting of two presentations, provides a retrospective on the life and work of the controversial writer-biographer Fawn McKay Brodie. This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of Brodie’s highly influential biography of Joseph Smith, No Man Knows My History. It also marks twenty-five years since Brodie’s 1981 death at age sixty-five. Robert D. Anderson’s presentation will explore the complex psychobiographical relationships between Brodie and the subjects of her biographical inquiry. Newell Bringhurst’s presentation will offer impressions of Brodie’s impact on subsequent biographers of Mormonism’s founder.
Robert D. Anderson, Newell G. Bringhurst, and Dan Vogel